Famed music venue Zoeys needs help

Dear Friends,
Zoey's has been an integral part of the southern California music scene for the past 12 years. FOR US TO CONTINUE WE NEED YOUR HELP. Some financial hurdles have hit us hard. Increased expenses: rent, permits, repair/replacement of appliances and electronics have led us to this point. NOT JUST A VENUE "“ Our goal is to foster an environment where music and art benefit our community. We sponsor our ONES to WATCH singer/songwriter competition and also partner with organizations such as The Red Cross, Foodshare, Project Understanding, Toys for Tots and more. WE ARE VENTURA'S MUSIC HEART - Musicians both local and national seek Zoey's out as one of the best listening rooms in the country. Many acts like Colbie Caillat, Bret Dennen, Jason Reeves, The Milk Carton Kids, Lee Koch and many more played their first shows at Zoey's. Seasoned acts continue to come through because they love playing here. NOW WE NEED HELP TO KEEP GOING - With the generous assistance from our amazing musician friends we are offering unique and exciting items. A digital download compilation featuring songs from these gracious artists will be included in your gift. Keep the donations coming! Once we reach our goal a portion of what's raised past our target will go to Foodshare of Ventura County. Thank you in advance for your support.
TESTIMONIALS: GARRISON STARR www.garrisonstarr.com "Zoey's is one of the last remaining listening rooms I've played where the artist is appreciated, loved, promoted and treated like family. A real touring artist knows what this means and how invaluable it is not only for the performer but also for the patron. Polly and Steve are true patrons of the arts, and I would hate to see this room fade away. We all need it."
CHRIS PIERCE www.chrispierce.com "I've been around the world a bunch of times making music. There is something so special about making music at Zoeys. It leaves a lasting imprint in this musicians heart."
SHANE ALEXANDER www.shanealexandermusic.com "Zoeys has become a mainstay for any notable touring artist coming through Ventura County for good reason-every single night there's a perfect "listening room" environment with great sound, amazing vibes, and a die-hard audience that appreciates the consistently high level of talent that Polly books. The Hogansons have worked tirelessly for years building a reputation for making sure that both performers and listeners have a great time!"
JOEY RYAN www.themilkcartonkids.com "There are a few places in the country like Zoey's but only a precious few. Havens for music performed live which are owned, booked, run, and even M.C.'d by a dedicated person or, in this case, couple. They are national treasures indeed, not to be forsaken. What sets Zoey's apart, among other things, is that its proprietors don't betray any awareness of how extraordinary their venue is. But we-the artists who perform and the patrons who listen-we're aware."
JAY NASH www.jaynash.com "Zoey's quickly became one of my favorite places in the world to play music. Steve and Polly have cultivated the perfect environment to both create and experience music."


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